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Old 10-23-2017, 09:06 AM   #1
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Is it possible to remove the oil pan on a 292 in a 56 Victoria
with out removing the engine from the car? Thanks Len
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:07 AM   #2
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See below, these guys know better.
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:06 AM   #3
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The oil pan can be removed while the engine is in the car.
As a youngster I did a lot of engine work on '54-'57 Fords. Rings, rod bearings & cam changes without removing the engine.
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:52 AM   #4
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Rotate the crank so that the front throw is up out of the way, then you can noodle it out.
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:03 AM   #5
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In a Y block, the crankshaft is always up out of the way. In a flathead, the above is true.
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Back when I did it I dropped the idler arm for clearance but that was 40 years ago.
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Old 10-24-2017, 04:01 PM   #7
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like dobie says, ROTATE THE CRANK UNTIL IT CLEARS
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Old 10-24-2017, 06:41 PM   #8
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I read on a 57 you need to set the crank to #1 on TDC. Maybe will work fine for a 56.
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Old 10-25-2017, 05:36 AM   #9
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I read on a 57 you need to set the crank to #1 on TDC. Maybe will work fine for a 56.
Won't work on a 57 but it will on a 56. I've owned both.
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Hmm, I found the article on y-blocksforever that talked about replacing a rear main seal that involved removing the oil pan and the subject was a 57.
http://www.y-blocksforever.com/tech/...emainseal.html

Since you owned both, I can't knock that but why would they keep something that's wrong in their articles section.
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:27 PM   #11
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It's been many years since I worked on these engines on a regular basis, but for the sake of moving on, here goes. Contrary to what the general consensus is, all the y-block chassis were not the same, regardless of the engine being the same. First, ALL OF THEM REQUIRED ROTATING THE CRANKSHAFT to some degree or other. SOME required removing the starter. SOME required raising the engine slightly. And SOME required removing the sway bar.
As far as printed material being the sacred gospel truth, think again. And as for getting info from the internet, believe very little of it, as much of it is hearsay or "rumored" to be factual. I can't believe how some of this stuff just drags on and on and here I am getting sucked into the middle of it. When will I learn?
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Old 10-25-2017, 03:02 PM   #13
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Most of us agree the pan can be removed with the engine in the car.
Like Packrat said, use your head, think it out--it's NOT a big deal.
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:23 AM   #14
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I helped someone do the pan on a '58 with a 312 or 292 years back. It can be done.
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It's been many years since I worked on these engines on a regular basis, but for the sake of moving on, here goes. Contrary to what the general consensus is, all the y-block chassis were not the same, regardless of the engine being the same. First, ALL OF THEM REQUIRED ROTATING THE CRANKSHAFT to some degree or other. SOME required removing the starter. SOME required raising the engine slightly. And SOME required removing the sway bar.
As far as printed material being the sacred gospel truth, think again. And as for getting info from the internet, believe very little of it, as much of it is hearsay or "rumored" to be factual. I can't believe how some of this stuff just drags on and on and here I am getting sucked into the middle of it. When will I learn?


I hope the suction didn't hurt.

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Old 11-02-2017, 06:21 PM   #16
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I should have added the car has power steering would that create extra problems?
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:33 PM   #17
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Lenny, Lenny, Lenny, have you not been paying attention? Crawl under the car and look. Figure it out. And PLEASE don't ask what kind of tools you will need next.
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Old 11-03-2017, 02:22 PM   #18
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I did not realize that was a stupid question for the experts on this Forum.
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Old 11-03-2017, 03:59 PM   #19
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No question here is stupid Len. Some people have a short fuse.

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Old 11-03-2017, 07:39 PM   #20
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It's not about a short fuse, it's about a short patience tolerance. There is no animosity intended. Need I apologize again?
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